Belgium

In his inaugural speech, Schuy, who is a long-time board member of the German steel scrap recycling Confederation BDSV, outlined the importance of continuing the development of the Brussels-based...
Release liners serve as a carrier for labels to transfer the label to the final product - and because silicone layers are present on release liners, they become part of the waste stream. Kris...
Around 6.7 billion batteries were sold into US markets in 2014, weighing 242.7 million kilograms, said a new report commissioned by North American battery collection scheme Call2Recycle, which...
According to Stengs, it was still unclear who ought to be 'punished' for failure to meet the EU's mandatory 45% collection target by the end of this year. 'Instead of offering transparency about each...
The two-day event will focus on the expanding opportunities for use of recycled tyre materials in traditional and innovative sectors. ETRA has issued a call for papers and expects that, once again,...
‘We may be a small country but our densely-populated nation of 6.5 million inhabitants generates 70 kg of household waste per capita per year,’ said Bracke, who is from the OVAM public...
'Turning tyres back into tyres - that is the only way to considerably broaden the market for recycled rubber,' said Dr Wilma Dierkes at the European Tyre Recycling Association's recent annual...
In India, over 500 000 tonnes of crumb rubber modified bitumen (CRMB) is used annually in road construction. ‘This can at least be doubled in next two to three years,’ Sekhri predicted....
Two brothers and a third man – who fled the scene of the crime and is still missing – planned a bomb at Brussels airport as well as a metro station. There are 32 victims confirmed dead,...
This is in response to 'a force majeure situation in which the data sourced from a range of countries covered by the indices has become impossible to obtain', the Brussels-based organisation explains...
More than 65 companies and organisations will showcase latest advances in European plastics recycling at the event's exhibition. The conference, meanwhile, will examine a wide range of industry...
'Now that we recently have got the green light, we can move on with the project and final construction', he said. Since 2012 Barredo has been working on the development of the yard which is located...
The annual events were to take place in the Belgian capital this week, but have 'regrettably been postponed until further notice'. At the root is the Europe-wide manhunt for a suspected Islamist...
Revenues at the Belgium-based company were also affected by 'the extended shutdown in precious metals refining'. The Euro 100 million programme to increase capacity by 40% at Umicore's refining and...
The event will take place in Brussels, Belgium, and will provide stakeholders with an update on the 'essential' developments facing the industry, such as the implications of the new EU Ship Recycling...
'The upgrade fits perfectly with Umicore's strategy of securing supply for the growth of its Rechargeable Battery Materials business unit as well as for the cobalt and nickel activities in Cobalt...
To be held in the Belgian capital of Brussels on November 25-26, the event has been organised in association with Plastics Recyclers Europe. PRS will feature a pan-European exhibition and conference...
Tyre recycling companies in Europe are running out of tyres. This development remains something of a mystery because, after all, EU citizens are producing more than enough post-consumer tyres, with...
Forget the green approach. Think differently, add true value, think blue, proclaims Dr Gunter Pauli, entrepreneur and author of the book 'The Blue Economy'. He is the inspiration and initiator behind...
Compared to traditional solvents, the ionic liquid approach offers a number of advantages, including selectivity for metal dissolution and reusability. Rare earth elements are indispensable for many...
′2015 will be an important legislative year for unlocking the potential of plastics recycling,′ said PRE president Ton Emans. ′Quality is a key enabler at all the product stages....
The business, which employs 40 people, will be integrated into Umicore’s Cobalt & Specialty Materials unit. Through this acquisition, Umicore will be able to 'establish new cobalt and...
For many years, Belgium has been one of the recycling leaders of Europe, Febelauto says. ′This impressive figure has been achieved thanks to the continuous innovation of our recycling industry...
This 'natural expansion' into new territory will be supported by the company's supplying brands, such as material handling and port cranes from Mantsinen and wheel loaders from Ljungby Maskin. Both...
The new technology specialist at Belgium's Federal Centre of Expertise for Civil Protection (CTIF) began by stating: 'I am thankful for innovation.' That said, he added, 'fire-fighters need to have...
Despite a second maintenance shutdown at its Hoboken smelter in Belgium, its precious metals refining business unit processed higher volumes last year than in 2012, leading to more income from...
On his appointment, McGann argued that the industry suffers from 'a lack of a favourable business climate in Europe', adding: 'The EU needs to create a complete single market and address areas such...
According to Umicore, this major financial injection will allow the facility's smelter and blast furnace to be updated to treat 500 000 tonnes of material per year. A further expansion of the Hoboken...
To this end, the Tire Rubber Recycling Forum 2013 (TRR 2013) is to be held on November 19-20 at Le Chatelain Hotel in Brussels, Belgium. The gathering will discuss: new and upcoming rules and...
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